Aug 25 2010

FB going to i40

During the first few hours of friday the 27th, Exfane, Major Malfunction and Arie will be getting in a car and drive to England. Meanwhile, a crazy Latvian will board a plane with the word RyanAir on it and head for London. A small boy with an ugly car will be ready to play demoman again after killing loads of BASTARDO ROBOTICOS in offline practice mode.

But most importantly, somewhere in Portsmouth, the prettiest TF2 player of all time will be fighting off his hangover with some fresh kebab, wash his beautiful face and take off the red L-plate from his FB avatar, for he is the Fisshu and he’s ready to ‘just skill it’.

If you’re at i40, come say ‘hi’ to us, we’ll be wearing the nice black FB shirts :)

Also, if you’re using an FB Mumble channel, borrowed a server or borrowed a relay, you owe us a beer, we know who you are!

May 10 2010

Looking for a new demoman

After LoopeR got his Steam account stolen (Real name + 123, is not a good password LoopeR!), he’s been unavailable. On his new account he has just two games, Counter-Strike:Source and a great new game which he can’t stop playing.

Dec 7 2009

FakkelBrigade finishes 4th

Last season I had to photoshop our way to 5th place, luckily this year, I’m pleased to say we’ve actually made it to 4th place on our own.

Two weeks ago we were calculating the points needed to stay in divi1ion 1. This week we calculated the points needed for second place.

Our last match against illegal was an exciting one. They, fighting to keep 2nd place, and us trying to knock them down a spot.

After FB winning the first map, we were unable to beat them on cp_freight, despite the Train’s best effort to help us. Taking 3 points from illegal, this still leaves us at spot #4,


It’s been a great season for us, with a new lineup and new tactics, but still the familiar rage of Exfane spurring us on.

This season of FB in ETF2L officials consisted of:

  • Arie, that’s me, I kill things with an overpowered gun
  • Cook, getting us started this season. Netting us 6 points vs LOL Team
  • DrLeon, being an aggro soldier who reads the minds of his scouts
  • Exfane, being the ultimate ‘Fragga syndrome’ pocket soldier and general rager/tactician
  • Fisshu, my carrier/carried-one and awesomestestest scout buddy
  • Looper, being a replacement for Byte isn’t easy. yet performed better than we’d ever hoped
  • Mirelin, bughunter and perfect fit as new medic


So see you next season, maybe in the to-be-formed premiership division? 😀

Dec 5 2009

FakkelBrigade looking for strong Finnish for season 6

Season 6 of the ETF2L has been a rollercoaster ride for FakkelBrigade.

Switching from season 5 to season 6: we lost Byte, who really upped our game in season 5, we lost Jonni, who didn’t want to play ‘bench-only’ scout, we swapped one Latvian medic with limited English skills for another and we hired a mentally handicapped forklift driver to play demo for us, as part of our ‘equal opportunities’ project.

Leading up to the start of season 6 we’ve considered a bunch of options:

  • Folding/trying again next season
  • Playing in division 2
  • Playing some crazy lineup, crazy strategies, fun mode. Dual engie baby!
  • Bribing Byte and hiring a ninja French medic to play for us

We did neither of these things and begged Cook to come play for us once more while we tried to find a medic. Cook did an excellent job as always and after his first match back for FB against LOL he joyfully said: “Would have been nice to tell me my first match as medic in months was an official”.

Also we hired a new demo, called Looper. He should have been fired when he chose ‘Mighty Mouse’ as an avatar, but by the time he chose ‘King Julian’ we were too much attached to this crazy forklift driver.

Cook agreed to play with us temporarily while we went out to find a medic. Luckily two very competent trials were found and after some nice matches we strangely decided to go with yet another Latvian, Mirelin.

Just before the end-of-season-6 transfer deadline, our team was complete. This new lineup has tied against Power Gaming and won against idk?.

FB #4

Yes, that's FB @ #4, TF2=DEAD

With 1 more match to go we have a (small) chance to take 2nd place. And it’s all in our own hands.

The final match is this Sunday, against all-Finnish team illegal, who’ve had an impressive season. Losing points only to Dignitas and idk?. They’re the current #2 and if we manage to beat them we’ll be ending up on #2 in season 6. That would be a pretty good result for ‘a div 2 team’ that would ‘fold first’. If we don’t beat them on both maps, we’ll stay in 4th place, not bad either :)